About Women’s Circle
Steeped in meaning and ritual, a women’s circle is an invitation for us to gather as women, seated in a circle, sharing and witnessing the stories of others from a place of deep compassion, humility, divine grace and reverent love.
Community stands at the heart of who we are as women, and especially in today’s world, we thrive in solidarity, seated shoulder to shoulder. When one of us heals, we all heal.
what is a women’s circle?
In many cultures and traditions women have gathered to birth the young and to bathe the deceased. We have also gathered to share recipes and stories – we are the thread that binds – from one generation to the next.
Some examples of women’s circle gatherings can be around the new or full moons – a very potent time for setting intentions, celebrating a milestone in our lives such as a marriage, pregnancy or any other reason that one feels called to gather.
The intention and purpose behind coming together in circle is to garner our collective wisdom – no matter what age – and offer it to the theme of the circle.
By virtue of being in circle, there is no hierarchy. The Circle is all encompassing, with no beginning or end. One person is ‘designated’ to hold the space for the circle and there are some guidelines that allow for the facilitation of a meaningful circle.
to hold a sacred Women’s Circle:
A strict yet loving and safe ‘confidentiality’ policy. What is shared in the circle remains in the circle.
Cleansing the space with incense or sage prior to opening the circle.
Only one person speaks at a time.
Offer a meditation and/or visualization that sets the stage for the circle.
The use of crystals, heirlooms, Goddess, Angel, Animal or any other card decks that speak to you.
Creating a centerpiece that includes candles, flowers.
Learn more and how to host your own women’s circle
If you’re moved to start a circle where you are, there is a wealth of great resources available to guide you. Click below to join my Transformational Women’s Circle Facebook group. I also recommend www.gatherthewomen.org as a start.